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states, "newsroom with brooke baldwin" starts right now. wolf, thank you. hi, everyone. i'm brooke baldwin. you're watching cnn. the finger pointing is at a fever pitch as the government is set to shut down, can you see the clock right there, 34 hours and counting. we'll dive into what's being done to avoid that in a second. first here is what would happen if there is no deal and the current spending bill expires. hundreds of thousands of nonessential -- that's what they call them -- would be furlou furloughed. if it lasts long enough they would be without a paycheck but would be paid retroactively. the military could potentially not be paid during a shutdown also. guess who would still be collecting paychecks. yes, congress. it is written into law. the national parks, zoos, museums, they all shut down. mail still gets delivered.
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essential services like social security still get funded. and that includes the tsa and air traffic control. the nation's capital could be hit disproportionately. easy for me to say. hard because the city's budget comes from congress. services like garbage pickup may fall by the wayside if it's drawn out. the president was visiting the pentagon earlier today and had this to say. >> if for any reason it shuts down, the worst thing is what happens to our military. we're rebuilding our military, making us -- bringing it to a level that it's never been at and the worst thing is for our military. we don't want that to happen. i'm here to support our military. >> so as it stands right now, there is officially one bill, just one, that could prevent the government from shutting down. cr, the continuing resolution by house republicans. it's been proposed. it would, among other things, extend funding for the
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children's health program for six years. that's c.h.i.p., which i should be a major draw for democrats. but that's not exactly so fast on that one. we'll get into that in a second. also just in, official traveling with the president on board air force one reaffirms the white house does not expect a government shutdown and that the president is prepared to speak with lawmakers on both sides to see what they're calling a, quote, clean cr. to capitol hill we go. tell me more, when we hear clean cr from the white house, what does that mean and where -- would that include c.h.i.p., not include c.h.i.p. and where are the votes now? >> that does include the six-year extension of the funding of c.h.i.p., children's health insurance program. the only plan as of right now on the table. that's what everyone is referring to as clean cr. that is the plan that house republicans are push being towards and that they want to see voted on tonight.
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we heard speaker of the house paul ryan this morning at his press conference saying, you know, he feels confident, we're doing fine. we feel like we're in a good place. i feel confident that this will pass. the stage this is in right now, brooke, they are very much in the phase of still having to twist a lot of arms. house republicans still getting members of their own party on board, lined up as they're pushing towards the vote. and not helpful to any of this was that tweet that you referenced by president trump this morning, which really seemed to undercut republican strategy. he had to play a little cleanup. all that said, we're hearing colorful language coming from the democrats. here is a little bit from both side this is morning. >> he fully supports passing this legislation. i talked to him about half an
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hour ago. i didn't see what he wrote but i've spoken with the president. he fully supports passing what we're bringing before him. >> as i said to you, this is like giving you a bowl of doggy doo, put a cherry on top and call it a chocolate sundae. this is nothing. the c.h.i.p. -- this c.h.i.p. should have been done in september. >> reporter: some colorful language there from minority leader nancy pelosi, but certainly republican leadership in the house knows they cannot rely on democrats to get this through. over in the house tonight if and only if it gets through the house it leads to a much more precarious passing over in the senate where we're hearing more senate democrats, which republicans will need to get on board to pass 60 votes movement r and more by the hour saying they're not in support of this short-term cr. senate majority leader mitch
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mcconnell is drawing up contingency plans to potentially keep the senate in session for the weekend if need be. >> quite the mental image that leader pelosi left the press with. sunlen serfaty, thank you. republicans are facing opposition on the bill from some within their own party, specifically the more significant wing, house of freedom caucus. joining me now, alabama congressman mo brooks. nice to have you on, sir. >> my pleasure. >> so we have it on record i read that you would be a yes vote for this bill. is that correct? >> that is correct. >> we heard from your chair, mark meadows, who said that the republicans don't have the votes yet in the house. do you think you're going to get those votes for this to pass? >> you don't need the votes right now to pass it. what you need the votes for is when we actually have it on the house floor. and i believe the time it gets
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to the house floor later today, they'll easily be enough votes to pass the continuing resolution. >> you do? >> on the house side to avoid a federal government shutdown. >> what about some of the members who have said, you know -- who either aren't quite a yes or are nos, who are concerned there's not enough defense spending in there, that it's not tough enough on immigration policy. do you think they will get around? once you have the big vote on the house floor, do you think they will get around and avoid a shutdown? >> certainly there are different people who want different things out of this continuing resolution. the only way to get those things is to posture yourself as a no vote right now and perhaps have enough people with you that collectively you're able to advance that issue before we get to an actual house floor for a vote. i'm quite comfortable by the time we get there acres lot of these folks who are purporting to be no right now will be yes on final passage. >> thank you for the translation on the political posturing so far since you, congressman
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brooks rrks in favor of this republican proposal, which includes extending c.h.i.p. for six years. and when you woke up, sir, and saw the president's tweet this morning, did you think that at all undermines all of your hard work? >> no, i don't think that it does. we on capitol hill, we're used to being surprised by presidential tweets and we give them the weight that they probably are due and we're going to go ahead with our business and we're going to get this job done. please bear in mind on the house side we've passed every appropriations bill to fully fund the government and we did it way back in september. so this is all because of the cr situation we're in with the senate. >> when you see these surprise tweets -- i understand you're saying you get on with the work that needs to be done. he is the leader of your party. and how is that one tweet a perfect example of throwing a wrench in the whole thing? >> i don't think it's going to have any effect whatsoever on what we're going to do in the house. and once the house passes the funding bill and hopefully the senate will do the same i fully
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expect the president to sign it. >> congressman brooks, hang on a second. isn't that a little bit problematic that a presidential tweet carries no merit in your book when it comes to work that needs to be done in progress? isn't that a problem? >> we have seen a number of communications from the white house over the past year or so that are somewhat internally inconsistent with what ends up happening and so what -- >> how do you know who to listen to? >> what he tweeted this morning may be different from what he tweets this afternoon. he has his own method for doing what he does. perhaps he believes that enhances his bargaining position in certain negotiations. but we on the house side, and i suspect also on the senate side, we know our job in front of us and we're going to do that job regardless of the tweets that come out of the white house unless we get a veto threat. if we get a message of a veto of a piece of legislation, that's a little different than the kind
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of give and take you see with these tweets that are probably put forth in order to enhance a bargaining position on this legislation or other. >> you get the sense it was political posturing on behalf of the president and not that he has to snds the policy and had to be explained to by jon cornyn and paul ryan on the phone today? the president gets it? >> he has a lot on his plate. he's not able to get into the weeds. >> congressman, he is the president of the united states. >> yes, he is. and he's got nuclear missile threats out of north korea that he has to pay some attention to. he's got the potential of a nuclearized iran he has to pay attention to. of course, you've got the more obvious china and russia issues in the south china sea. >> sure, but what about domestic issues like the shutting down of the u.s. government? that has to be a priority, no? >> avoiding a shutdown of the united states government has to be a priority. i'm quite comfortable if the house and senate will coalesce on the funding bill that the
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president will sign it. that's the bottom line. >> let me move on to this interview and fox. white house chief of staff john kelly was talking about the president's border wall. he had suggested that the president's attitude had changed. here he was. >> as we talked about this president and daca and take it away, as this president has gone through as a campaign and pointed tout all members in the room, that they all say things during the course that may or may not be fully informed. >> conservatives are saying that the president is going soft on his campaign promise on this border wall. do you think the president going soft? >> i'm not sure what the president is doing in that regard. i'm still looking forward to the legislation that was the centerpiece of the president's campaign. that was to build a wall along the southern border for security
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reasons and make mexico pay for it. and i'm anxiously awaiting that legislation being drafted by the white house and submitted to congress. quite frankly, if the white house will do that in all likelihood i'll be a co-sponsor to that legislation. the white house is doing things at its own pace. i'm not overly concerned by that. as you get more information, different circumstances, sometimes there's tweaking going on, on campaign promises. if that's what that is, that's okay. the purpose of a border wall is to prevent this huge surge of illegal aliens into america and there are a variety of different types of walls and systems by which we could achieve that goal. >> i understand but congressman what i just heard from you, it's reminiscent of what we heard from the senate majority leader yesterday, which is he has no idea where the president stands. he was talking about d.r.e.a.m.ers. you're talking about a wall. again, isn't that a problem that you don't know where the president stands on an issue that he promised to the american people during the campaign? >> well, as you know, there are
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a lot of subparts to the border security issue. you've got daca, the d.r.e.a.m.ers, the bigger problem of -- >> congressman, yes or no, is that a problem that you don't know where the president stands on the wall? >> absolutely. >> this is a concern, i'm sure, to you and your constituents. >> absolutely that's a concern that the white house might take one position today and one position tomorrow. i'm sure in time we'll see a coalescing on shalls that will serve the united states of america. unfortunately we've not had that consistency of message on a variety of public issues that i think behooves us insofar as the white house. united states congress has taken a variety of different positions on a lot of different issues, too. that's just the nature of people. >> congressman brooks, thank you so much. just congressman, on a personal note, i know you've had quite a health care and we're wishing you and your family the very best.
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>> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. i want to move on to a cnn exclusive. senator lindsey graham telling our dana bash today that some of president's white house staff have, quote, irrational views on immigration and dana is with me now from washington. dana bash, great interview earlier today. when we hear from the south carolina senator and he says irrational views, who is he pointing at? what else did he share with you? >> i tried to get him to name names and, in fact i asked that very specifically. he didn't dance around it too much. he said somebody they dealt with a lot in the senate that is now at the white house. there's only one person in that category and that's steven miller. was a little tough on john kelly, saying he has never close aid deal before in politics. that's not where he has been in the past. but the thing that -- one of the -- several things that really struck me about senator graham's response to questions about the state of play right
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now was his relationship with president trump and i was trying to get more information on that now infamous oval office meeting last week. he wouldn't but he did say i know what people are asking, is he a racist. his answer is no. he just wants people to like him which, brooke, led me to a line of questioning about whether that has work for the record senator graham. you've spent the better part of this year doing exactly what you're talking about, killing him with kindness, getting to know him golfing, talking to him frequently on the phone. it seems to have blown up in your face. >> i don't feel that way at all. >> how come? doesn't it bother you that the president of the united states has a different personality and outlook between tuesday and thursday?
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>> if you don't understand that there are more than one politician in all of us, you're pretty naive. >> you have a lot of consistency. i don't think it's a question of whether or not you stand in a certain place. >> i'm not here to analyze president trump. everybody says -- >> it's about being able to work with him. >> here is what he's got to do. here's what i've got to do. i've got to show some flexibility. the proposal we wrote is not the bible. it can be added to. there's not much but we can add to it. john kelly and -- i admire him greatly. general kelly needs to get the team down there to help us all get the yes. if we just use president trump's guidelines tuesday, we'll get there. it's not just about immigration. we need to get the military better funded. i'll say this without any hesitation. there is no way we, as republicans, are going to get a deal on all the things we want and leave these daca kids behind. i think we should do both.
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we should get defense spending to help a military that's under siege and go ahead and get the daca kids right with the law. i think most americans would appreciate that. >> finally on this, i have to ask you this. because people who know that i've covered you for a long time come up to me. it's kind of striking how many times i've heard, what is going on with lindsey graham? why is he thinking that he can have such an effect on the president? this has been over the past year. what's the answer to that question? >> he's president. he's going to make a lot of hard decisions on north korea, iran. every president before him has put him in a bad spot with north korea. he has got right instincts on iran. he needs not only my help but a lot of people's help. he's trying to fix a broken political system. he beat me like a drum. i worked with president obama where i could and i like the president. i like playing golf with him. i don't always agree with him. i respect the fact that he won the office and i'm not in the
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resist camp. i'm not going to tell him everything he wants to hear. i'm going to be me. and at the end of the day, i want to help this president because i owe it to the people of south carolina and to the country. we should all want him to be successful. >> and, brooke, on that infamous meeting that he had with the president in the oval office where the president said that there are s-hole countries that he doesn't want people coming in from, lindsey graham would not talk about the details and explicitly said that the reason is because he wants the president to still take his calls, that he wants the president to still trust him. brooke? >> we'll take parts of that conversation and analyze them, coming up next. great interview. dana bash, someone who has covered capitol hill for years. coming up, senator graham, who was also asked in that same interview is donald trump race insist how he answered that specific question as some lawmakers announce plans to publicly censure the president and what that entails.
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breaking news on capitol hill where some democrats just took steps to censure the president of the united states. the congressional black caucus is leading the effort and more than 100 house democrats are backing the effort that, if passed, big if here, would be a statement of disapproval against president trump. >> we're here today to
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officially condemn and separate itself with the u.s. government from president trump's racist remarks. but the real test of leadership is to acknowledge when you make a mistake and to either change course or apologize for anything that you did or may have done to hurt or offend people. it is very clear if you look at the african union, ambassadors from these countries that the people in these countries and the leadership from these countries were hurt. >> maybe we should be clear. this isn't going to pass. democrats won't have the votes but the fact that they're moving toward a censure is newsworthy. >> do you think he is a racist? >> absolutely not. let me tell you why. you could be as dark as charcoal or lilly white. it doesn't matter as long as you're nice to him. you could be the pope and criticize him. it doesn't matter. he'll go after the pope.
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you could be putin and say nice things and he'll like you. i found he's a street fighter. it's not the color of your skin that matters or the content of your character. it's whether or not you show him respect and like him. and if he feels like you're off script, you don't like him, he punches back and, as president of the united states, the only advice i can give you is that the street fight is over. >> let's start there. columnist for the philadelphia daily news and cnn political commentator ben ferguson. gentlemen, good to have you on. solomon, first to you. you heard senator graham. he said the president is not a racist. the way he put it, he's a street fighter but not a racist. >> yeah. yeah. i think that the president's record on race is clear. he was sued twice by the justice department or discriminating against black and brown people in his real estate business. he went after five young men of color who were falsely accused
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of raping a young white woman and refused to back up off of those comments even after it was proven that they were false. you know, the record goes on and on. i think that beyond even arguing about whether or not he's a racist, i think we need to look at his record and we need to look at his policies. his policies say that he doesn't want haitians here. his policies say that he doesn't want people from african countries here. his policies say that he prefers to say that people on both sides are to blame when racism comes up. i think his record and his policy show clearly who he is. >> record and policy so says solomon. ben, how do you see it? do you agree with senator graham? >> rarely do i agree with senator graham. on this one i absolutely agree with him. look at this president and the comments he made about his fellow republicans that he ran against in the primary. look at the things he said against ted cruz and lindsey graham. look at the things he said against the people who work with
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him. this is a street fighter. that is an accurate statement of the president. his point is, no, he's a fighter, yes. does that mean that you're a racist? no. i also think that at some point you're just going to overplay this hand and democrats this week, think about this. we have a government shutdown and countdown clock at the bottom. 33:34 until the government shuts down and they're working on censuring the president on something they absolutely 100% know is not going to pass for political reasons and gains. and i think most people in this country would wish that these democrats would actually work on keeping the government open instead of working on something that they absolutely know is not going to pass just for political reasons. >> so you have a point. solomon, i mean, the move has no teeth. we know they won't have the votes. ben just underscored the point of how they won't have the votes. >> yeah. >> why focus on this? because also isn't this just going to fire up the president
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and his base, knowing that the democrats are trying to at least tip to look like they want a censure? >> i talked to congressman dwight evans, a member of the congressional black caucus. what he told me is, yes, it probably will not pass. they want to get on the record saying they are against the president's comments, that they don't agree with those comments that they, in fact, condemn those comments. i find it laughable that anyone would say that democrats are wrong to say anything about this, that they're wrong to go through with this legislative procedure when republicans voted over and over and over again to try to repeal obamacare, when they knew they didn't have the votes but they did it for philosophical reasons. they did it for the same reason as this. but that was okay for them to do that. but now suddenly it's wrong for them. but now suddenly it's wrong for them. wrong for democrats to do the same thing. i think it's hypocritihypocriti >> let me make this point. >> i even said --
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>> hang on. hang on. only one voice. >> republicans are in charge. so if the government shuts down, guess whose fault it's going to be. republicans. >> go ahead, ben. >> that's a really nice talking point for you to say that. >> it's the truth. >> you're going to need democrats in the senate. you should know that, to keep this government open. and your job is to do your job, to represent the people. if what you're saying is that if democrats aren't in charge democrats don't do their job then i think the american people need to realize you probably shouldn't vote for any democrat. >> that's not what i said. >> that's basically what you're implying, that the democratic party can't do anything and the republicans are the only ones who can do something about the government shutdown which is just not true. back to what you were saying a moment ago, brooke, maxine waters is a great example here. from the moment the president was basically elected, they came out and said we want to impeach him and we're going to impeach
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him. every time they don't like him, they say we're going to impeach him. now that they can't get that to happen they go to this we're going to censure him. cory booker was pretty hard on a female government agency leader the other day. many referred to it as man slapping -- >> man splaining. >> excuse me. do i think he should be censured for the way he talked to her? the answer is no. it's wasted time for the american people. >> but he's not the president. >> he's a sitting senator. >> that's a whole different subject. >> i know. >> it is. >> he's a sitting senator in the united states of america. any time you don't like somebody or don't like something they do like cory booker tha tha day doesn't mean you go out and censure that person and waste the american people's time. you don't like what he did, you move on for it. you don't like what the president did, to waste the american people's time when the government is about to shut
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down, grow up. >> ben, you have the last word. we're out of time. >> every time it shuts down it's the republicans that shut it down. it's laughable to try to -- >> all right. >> democrats are not in charge. >> appreciate you. thank you. the trump presidency, hitting a new low today as approval numbers for leadership plummets in countries around the world. some are america's closest allies. we'll take you to europe and south america next. and the world's most valuable company announcing 20,000 new jobs and bonuses for current employees. another big win for the president's tax law. we need to talk about it, next. directv has been rated number one in customer satisfaction over cable for 17 years running. but some people still like cable. just like some people like pre-shaken sodas.
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one year into his presidency and the world view of the u.s. leader has plummeted. this, according to a new gallop poll out today, marking the single biggest drop of any president. darker shades of red represent the sharpest decline. portugal, belgium, norway, canada, where approval dropped 40 points or more in each of those countries and the countries that experienced the smallest drop in approval represented there in green. you know your geography. reporters in europe and south america. let's start with melissa bell in paris. melissa? >> interesting parts of this poll is view of its decline is it's fallen 10% in many
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countries, up to 40 in others, portugal, belgium and norway. europe had really consider eed itself as a natural longstanding ally with the united states, one who shared its vision along the idea of universal values rather than national sovereign interests. donald trump's arrival in the white house has, of course, changed all that. and from here in the european continent, the changes have been viewed with a great deal of alarm. not least on specific issues like climate change, withdrawal by the united states from the paris climate accord was, of course, viewed with a great deal of alarm on the european continent. as we approach that one-year anniversary of donald trump's inauguration it is, once again, a great deal of space being devoted in the international press to the idea, to the question of precisely what has changed and what lies ahead. >> the only country in america where approval rating of u.s. leadership fell less than ten
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points between 2016 and 2017. this could just mean that the u.s. were already unpopular from the obama era. 50 states where president trump's administration and his policies. we'll see now the removal, for example, of temporary protection status for haitian, even more latin americans in 2018. brooke? >> instead of know in caracas, thank you. let's bring in our international correspondent. when you look at number this is is not a good look for america. these are big losses among key u.s. allies. what does that mean as we go forward? >> reporter: it's hard to imagine a scenario in which the u.s. finds itself below china and only just above russia. below the ratings of george w. bush, who was one of the most unpopular presidents
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internationally. but i think what it tells us, broadly speaking, brooke, is that america first comes at a price. and when you pull out of the transpacific partnership, when you pull out of the paris climate agreement, when you call into question the future of nafta, you call into question the future of nato, that scares a lot of countries. and there are many different people and global leaders across the world who are thinking to themselves, hold on a second. can we count on the u.s.? it doesn't necessarily mean that they have some personal issue with president donald trump or even a personal issue with some of his policies. but i think what you're seeing is a shift away from an understanding that the u.s. is the defacto leader of the free world, that it's a kind of beacon of stability in turbulent times and you're seeing all these countries now looking elsewhere for their trade agreements, for their security agreements. ultimately, brooke, that can hurt the u.s.
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while we might say oh, we don't need anybody, we're a great country, we can be autonomous, the reality is that we do rely on these partnerships, particularly when it comes to issues of trade and security. >> we do need them. it's incredible traveling abroad and the questions you get as an american. we have to improve these numbers, clarissa. thank you so much, clarissa ward in london. next the long good-bye. was this send-off one of the very last moments between president trump and president obama? what is behind a full year of silence between these two men? why it's so unusual when you look at presidents past and what it signals about presidents obama and trump. we'll discuss next. i work overtime when i can get it. i need my blood sugar to stay in control.
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zero. nothing, nada. president trump and former president obama have not spoken
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since trump's inauguration a year ago this saturday. their last words as they stood outside the capitol moments after president trump took office. it's unusual that the two presidents haven't communicated within 12 months. he has not talked to obama but has certainly talked a lot about obama. a lot about obama, including those tweets back in march, accusing him of wiretapping trump tower. maybe that whole wiretapping explains the incommunicado between the two presidents. >> president obama warned him about north korea. that as bad as you think north korea is, it's going to be worse. >> climate change. iran. >> and, of course, our current
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president doesn't have any interest in the climate issue even though today, again, is proving that 2017 was the warmest year on record. but what's really going on there is sometimes presidents want to score points on bullying who came before them. ronald reagan never reached out to jimmy carter at all. in fact, they unveiled the carter portrait in the white house and didn't invite carter. >> what? >> yeah. and, you know, fdr, the famous big public works accomplishment of herbert hoover was the hoover dam and fdr came and changed the title to the boulder dam and stripped hoover's name off of it. it's a little bit like that with trump. what's made it worse, he's charged obama with a felony of wiretapping. >> speaking of the president let's listen in more quickly. >> you look at that and see what's happening and this is real america. democrats want to see a shutdown
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to get off the subject. the subject is not working for them. the tax cuts and tax reform has not been working well for the democrats. now yesterday you saw with apple, $350 billion investment. now they're also giving thousands of dollars to their employees. that's happening all over the country. and i'm really happy. people are doing well, better than they have in years. tax cuts, not only have they worked but are working much bigger and much faster than we ever thought possible. we'll talk to you later. rick saccone said he was trump before trump. rick is a great guy. i think he's going to do really well. he's a great guy. loves this area. loves this country. he just met me at the plane. he's here some place. actually, this is about tax cuts today. this is about our economic reform. he's a special person. >> you won had district by 20 points. did he do as well as you? >> i hope so. i said to him i hope you're
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going to do as well. i'll be back for rick and we're going to fill up the stadium and we're going to do something very special for rick. i look forward to it. [ inaudible ] possible shutdown? >> we'll see what happens. i believe the democrats want a shutdown to get off the subject of the tax cuts because they're working so well. nobody thought, including the democrats, they could work this well. they've been so good that the democrats would like to see a shutdown in order to get off that subject. that is not a good subject for them, the tax cuts, because of the way they've worked. >> a lot of steelworkers looking for help from your administration. >> we're going to be helping them. we're going to be helping the steelworkers just like we've helped a lot of the groups, including here. but i love the work -- when i see that going into that -- that's a 1980 version. that's an amazing thing.
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it's brand new and has a brand new life. that will be as good as if it were brand new. [ inaudible ] >> 1980. it looks like it just came out of a factory brand new. thank you all very much. rick saccone, good man. great guy. >> so, quick peek at the president there. n coraopolis, pennsylvania, just outside pittsburgh. we'll hear him speak next hour, just outside the 18th congressional district. a lot of this may be about shoring up some support for the republican, special election in this district. of course, he wants the republican to win. the point being, he's talking a lot about that shutdown. doug brinkley is here with me. let's talk about what we just heard there. we heard the president, according to the pool on the plane heading there, he doesn't expect the government to shut down. he's going to talk to legislators on both sides, prevent a shutdown and see a clean cr. the president in the past -- you
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heard him say democrats will be to blame. in the past, this is a man who said a shutdown could be good for me. >> that's right. first off, i thought president trump was smart to get to pennsylvania. you don't want a government shutdown and be holed up in the white house like you're in washington. great photo-op for him. second, brooke, he was there, setting up the blame game, meaning there very may well be a shutdown. who is the public going to blame democrats or senate and are congress, which are republican sne's covering himself, in a working class environment wirks is smart of him. >> countdown on the clock on the screen, making the point that it is tomorrow at 11:59:59. we go through this almost every year playing chicken. how often does it actually shut down? >> you may be getting a shutdown now. usually there's some kind of bipartisan vibe. on the issue of the
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d.r.e.a.m.ers, democrats have dug in their heels. >> not feeling the vibe? >> they may feel it's worth a weekend shutdown and try to blame trump. obama did an executive order for the d.r.e.a.m.ers, meaning it's the problem had been solved and trump who demolished -- >> okay, congress, it's up to you? >> yes, and created it as a public issue. it's unclear who will get the blame, democrats or trump administration, republicans. it could go either way. everybody will be in high spin mode. >> talking points are already flying. so are the fingers in both directions. douglas brinkley, pleasure as always. thank you so much for swinging by. >> thank you, brooke. next on cnn, the world's most valuable company announcing 20,000 new jobs and bonuses for an employee is something i'm sure the president will mention as he's there in pennsylvania. how much credit can he take for this great news from apple? we'll talk about that next.
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another big win for the president's new tax law. apple now promising to add 20,000 new jobs right here in the united states. and spend billions on its american-based facilityies. this announced after it would pay $38 billion in profits it's been holding overseas. christine romans joins us now. christine? >> no surprise. corporate tax cuts are a big gift for the world's most valuable company, apple. apple now saying it will ramp up its investment in the united states with some of those proceeds. apple has to bring in some of its foreign profits home, about $215 billion we think. it will pay a $38 billion tax on this, money that goes to the united states treasury. then it will take, with all that money it brings back, it will create 20,000 u.s. jobs with some of it, investing $30 billion in u.s. facilities, including some new data centers and a new corporate campus.
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and will pass out $2,500 bones boen uses to its employees. not the highly compensated employees but its rank and file. tim cook said we have a deep sense of responsibility to give back to our country and people who help make our success possible. it is no question the american people have helped make the success of apple possible. it makes its products overseas and sells them into the u.s. market. it is a business model that has enriched this company to the tunes of hundreds of billions of dollars. now with lower tax rate, those profits that are stashed overseas can come back to the u.s. double down and reinvest more in american manufacturers and sourcing. the president taking credit for it i promised my policies would allow companies like apple to bring massive amounts of money back to the united states. great to see apple follow through. huge win for american workers and the usa.
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brooke? >> christine, thank you. we'll hear more, i'm sure, from the president as we hear from him in pennsylvania next hour. moments from now the president will be speaking just outside the pittsburgh, pennsylvania, area, in coraopolis, panchts. backdrop of this speech, touting his tax policy is the government shutdown. you see the countdown clock, 33 hours. here is the president. ♪ god bless the usa >> what a great place. i met the workers and people who make america great. thank you and thank you for being here. you know, i'm very familiar with this setting, as you found out. this is something special. i am thrilled to be back in pennsylvania with the
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hardworking men and women of h & k equipment. good job you do. good job. good job you do. we're honored to be joined by the secretary of the treasury, steve mnuchin. director -- look at that, steve. they must know you. there's about 5% of this group. director of national economic counsel, gary cohn, our tax guy. our tax man. where is gary? gary, did a good job on those taxes. everybody being helped by those taxes, huh? big tax cuts. as well as a number of outstanding members of congress, representative lou barletta.
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he has been a friend of mine for a long time. here is another one. mike kelly. mike. i won't have you go through and over those gates. pat mehan. thank you, pat. great job you do, pat. these are like real friends of mine for a long time. representative keith rofsus. does everybody know him? keith, thank you, keith. thanks for being here, keith. a man that everybody in washington knows and so respects, bill schuster. bill? thank you, bill. representative g.t. thompson. and a person people are hearing
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more and more about, a real friend and spectacular man, rick saccone. [ cheers and applause ] and mrs. saccone. special people. thank you for being here. my daughter, ivanka, is also with us here today. she worked so hard on the child tax credit. ivanka, come up here, will you? come on up. and a very special thank you to george cook for hosting us. done a great job. really a great job. thank you. thank you. what an incredible company. ivanka, are you going to say a couple of words about the child tax credit? boy, did you work hard on that.
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come on. >> hi, everyone. it is always amazing to be here in pennsylvania and to be here with all of you. we worked so hard on tax cuts and tax reform. and the president, my father, was very specific about what he wanted to accomplish. it was so core to him to support hardworking middle-income families and the child tax credit is key to doing that. so it's going to be a big win for everyone in this room and everyone across this country. and we are very, very excited about that. doubling the standard deduction, the child tax credit. all of these elements that make this a very family-friendly plan. but also enable great american businesses like this one to thrive and be competitive in a fwloebl landscape. we're very proud of it. and america is just starting to realize just how great our tax cut plan is. so, more of that to come. but thank you for having me here.